Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club has longstanding partnerships with organisations passionate about creating memorable events for their staff, guests and key stakeholders. Whether sponsors are looking for a low key, intimate experience for their staff and guests to watch and experience a Couta boat race, or a more elaborate event where guests are able to crew on board a Couta boat for their very own race with naming rights, we can tailor a sponsorship package accordingly.
Our world class hospitality in the Clubhouse and surrounding lawn areas provides the ideal location for corporate events, where Members and guests enjoy the beautiful view across Port Phillip Bay.
Some of the annual events on the Club’s sailing calendar include:
- KPMG Couta Boat Classic
- RT Edgar South Channel Race
- Mercedes-Benz Mornington Couta Boat National Championships
- Gant Portsea Cup
- Saint Moritz By Gurner Three Piers Race
- Sanpellegrino Cup
- Gill SSCBC Midwinters
- Yabby Lake Couta Boat Race
- Coastal Living Couta Boat Race
- Steadfast IBG Insurance Great Fort Run
- Ladies Long Lunch
Demographic of Membership
The Club enjoys a very passionate and friendly, family-based membership with large and competitive fleets of off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans, Couta boats and keelboats. Sponsors are exposed to our large membership of over 3,700 Members, from approximately 2,700 households. Members have an ideal demographic with significant business influence and background.
National and International Success
The Club has celebrated international success with many of its junior and youth sailors, opening the eyes of the world to the achievements and opportunities provided by SSCBC. One program that is vital to our growth and development is our Learn to Sail program. We pride ourselves on our year- round programs which continually develop the skills, confidence and growth of our junior sailors, catering for all ages, from 5 years old to adults.
The Club was awarded the prestigious title of Victorian Yacht Club of the Year 2015-2016 and subsequently the National Yacht Club of the Year 2015-2016. The Club has also been fortunate to host many major National and International Regattas in recent years, placing our unique Club on the World stage of sailing. As recently as January 2015, the Club hosted the World Moth Championships with over 18 countries represented and will be hosting the Australian Youth Championships in January 2020.
SSCBC was awarded the Victorian Yacht Club of the Year 2015–2016 as well as the Australian Yacht Club of the Year 2015-2016.
These awards were judged on the following criteria:
- Hosting an important World event (eg. Moth World Championships)
- Continued growth in membership, in particular family membership
- Dedication to sail training with the employment of a leading sailing coach
- Dedication of a strong volunteer group
- Ability to run multiple events in peak season (eg. Moth World Championships, KPMG Couta Boat Classic, GANT Portsea Cup within the one week)
- Presentation of the Club and its surrounds to Members, visitors and the public
For further information about sponsorship at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email [email protected] or call 5984 8200.